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The 2021 Roots & Shoots Australia Resource Box contain the following competitions, which you can take part in over 2022!

NOTE: the deadline for entries into the following competitions has been extended to September 14th, 2022

The results will be announced on 21st September, 2022 (International Day of Peace).

Upload your entries below.


In partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia’s Roots & Shoots movement, the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation is running two competitions to excite students across Australia! Both competitions have the following prize categories for winning students:

1st prize: $1,000 book vouchers / learning resources

2nd prize: $500 book vouchers / learning resources

3rd prize: $250 book vouchers / learning resources

PLUS 10 runner up prizes of $100 in vouchers

Competition entries are to be submitted digitally via the forms below. 

Both competitions will close on September 14th, 2022. 

Winners will be announced on 21st September, 2022 (International Day of Peace). 

We hope that your students enjoy these competitions, and that they stimulate thought and discussions.  

By competing you also get all of the benefits of joining our free Schools Program, including future online resources, activities, grants for schools and more!

Use the enclosed Australia’s Amazing Islands book and our series of live lectures for inspiration for the following:


Students aged 5-7

Examine the animals and plants depicted in the Australia’s Amazing Islands book in your resource box. 

Draw your favourite animal or plant from an Australian Island. It can be any species you like (including marine life)!  

Annotate your drawing, describing your animal or plant. Does it have claws, teeth, flowers? Where does it live, what does it eat, what adaptations does it have and why? The more descriptive your drawing, the better!

Enter here:

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Students aged 7-12

In 500 words: why are islands important for wildlife yet fragile to threats? What conservation measures can be used to conserve the wildlife of islands?

Think about the isolation of islands, why unique species arise, and what makes them vulnerable. 

The conservationists that will be speaking during our live lectures may offer some very useful clues!

Enter here:

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Request next year’s Hanson Box for your school to take part in new competitions and activities!

Hanson Boxes (and all of the resources that they contain) are completely free for schools (including shipping).

Each box is full of specially designed educational books, DVDs, activity kits and lesson plans to help educators empower children.

We send and donate thousands of Hanson Boxes to schools every year.

We create new resources every year, so each Hanson Box is unique and exciting!